On today’s show, we focus on transportation access from two different angles: the Driver Licenses for All movement and Madison’s ongoing study of a bus rapid transit system.
Our first guest is Diana Perez, lead organizer of the Madison chapter of Voces de la Frontera, to discuss some of the organization’s recent initiatives, including Driver Licenses for All to restore licenses to immigrant and low-income families, in-state tuition for Wisconsin-based DACA and undocumented students, and the upcoming Dia Sin Latinx E Inmigrantes (Day Without Latinx and Immigrants) rally in Madison on May 1.
Next up, we connect with transportation planner David Trowbridge for updates on the bus rapid transit system (BRT) project, Madison’s plan for a high-frequency, limited-stop transit system for faster and more accessible transportation across the city.
The Madison BRT planning board is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin Street). There will be a presentation and open house focused on route and station location options for the East-West BRT.